He had a great sense of humor and his laughter was contagious.
Matthew C. McNamee, 23, of Lansdale, died peacefully on March 13, 2017 after a 23 month fight from a traumatic brain injury. He was born September 28, 1993 in Norristown, PA.
Matthew majored in Broadcast Multimedia at Temple University where he produced, wrote and hosted the Matty Mac Radio Hour on WHIP. He was a 2012 graduate from Lansdale Catholic High School and a 2008 graduate from St. Helena grade school. Matt lived his life with a passion that as many of his friends have stated left them happier and better than they had been before knowing him. He loved being on stage and entertaining people especially through his love of all music. Making people laugh and making them feel welcome was his greatest joy. His sense of humor and his laughter was contagious. Matt had many nicknames – Matty Ice, Matty Mac and SuperMatt. Each had special meanings depending on who he was with. Adversity never stopped Matt, it would just compel him to work harder to achieve his goal. Matthew’s faith was an inspiration to all who knew him. His motto was “everybody love everybody”.
Matthew is survived by his parents Bernard and Kathleen (Drea) of Lansdale; his brother Patrick and future sister-in-law, Danielle Vitorla and his dog Teddy. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Jim and Theresa Drea of Norristown as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He joins his paternal grandparents, Patrick and Josephine McNamee and his Aunt Rosey Dodaro.
Family & Friends are invited to his viewing on Friday, March 17th at Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home, 532 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446 from 6pm-9pm and another viewing Saturday, March 18th at St. Helena RC Church, 1489 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 from 9:30am-11am followed by his Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Matthew’s name online to MossRehab https://advance.einstein.edu/donatenow or mail MossRehab, Office of Development, Braemer Education Building, 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141.